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Sitting down for hours endangers employees

Date: 3 May 2016

Inactivity – including sitting down for hours at work – has been identified by the World Health Organization as the fourth biggest killer on the planet. It’s a modern-day crisis in the same way that smoking was 10 years ago, says Fiona Lowe, Westfield Health’s head of HR development and strategy

http://www.director.co.uk/17704-2-sponsored-blog-westfield-health-inactivity-sitting-too-long

Costs

The annual cost of sickness absence and worklessness associated with working-age ill health in the UK is put at more than £100 billion (more than Portugal's GDP).

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

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